Category: Bluegrass recording news

Ralph Stanley CD from Cracker Barrel January 19

| December 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Ralph Stanley, the mountain music icon who is still touring and recording at the age of 87, is the latest bluegrass artist to record a project for the roadside restaurant chain, Cracker Barrel. Ralph Stanley & Friends: Man of Constant Sorrow includes 13 newly recorded […]

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Deck the Halls with lots of banjos

| December 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
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What’s more Christmasy than a bunch of banjos? Isn’t the first thought in your mind when December rolls around? Well Irish folk band We Banjo 3, who developed their name from three members of the four being given to pick the old banjo, certainly are […]

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John Hartford – Life, Love & Music

| December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Raven Records has released a 2-disc CD package that contains the five early RCA albums by John Hartford. Life, Love & Music – 5 Essential Albums 1966-1969 contains all the tracks from John Hartford Looks at Life (1966), Earthwords & Music (1967), The Love Album (1967), […]

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New CD, new bassist for Tyler Williams Band

| December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Tyler Williams is a gifted bluegrass singer and multi-instrumentalist residing in the fertile musical hills of East Tennessee. Though born in Central Ohio, Williams has made his home in the Johnson City area for some time, where he performs regularly with his own band. Like many acoustic […]

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Gospel project coming from Feller & Hill

| December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
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An awful lot of bluegrass bands use the time between Thanksgiving and New Years to either work on new material, or concentrate on holiday themed shows. People get into the Christmas mood, and venues and audiences alike want to focus on that spirit. For Feller […]

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Cold Chocolate releases second CD

| December 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Boston’s Cold Chocolate has released their second CD, and first full-length project. The eponymous album contains 11 new songs from the band, and a John Hartford cover. Unlike so many Boston-area bands who form within one of the city’s many institutions of higher learning, this bunch […]

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Double single release from The Stetson Family

| December 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Australia’s Stetson Family has released a double single, a pair of songs from their upcoming album due in late April. It’s meant to recall the old days when a single meant a 45 RPM vinyl release with two songs, one on either side. The Stetsons […]

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Seasonal Hire from the Twigs in February

| December 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The growth of popularity for old time string band music has been one of the most encouraging signs in the music business this past few years. Is there anything more lonesome than the sound of old time banjo and fiddle, along with an enthusiastic rhythm […]

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The Simple Truth from Jeff Austin

| December 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Yep Roc Records has announced February 10, 2015 as the release date for The Simple Truth, the debut solo project from Jeff Austin following his departure from Yonder Mountain String Band this year. Yonder fans should find a lot to like in this new record, […]

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Mountain Hallelujah – Junior Sisk for Christmas

| November 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Chris Burton, a bluegrass musician and songwriter from Roanoke, VA, has released a debut single from his upcoming album. It has a timely theme for this season of the year, featuring a familiar voice and sound. That’s because while Chris wrote the song and plays banjo on the […]

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